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Volunteer Independent Visitor - Staffordshire Young Peoples Project - CGL3268

Salary: 
0
Hours: 
Various
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 1 April 2020 - 11:45pm
Role reference: 
CGL3268

For many children and young people living in foster care can be unsettling. Having someone there just for them can make all the difference. That someone could be you.

A Volunteer Independent Visitor acts as a positive role model. They meet with a child or young person once a month to offer support, encouragement and guidance. This could be in the form of an activity or going for a drink and a chat.   The support package is tailored to the individual, as each young person will have a specific need or aim that they want to overcome or achieve.

 Independent visitors are matched with a child or young person, sometimes because they have little or no contact with their own families. As a volunteer you are there as someone ‘totally independent’ in their life, distinct from the professionals paid to support them. It makes a real difference to a young person to know they have someone who is on their side, who has chosen to be there for them.

In return, you will gain valuable expedience, skills and a sense of achievement, as a well as ongoing training, supervision and support.

Change Grow Live are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish.  We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service users benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes.

We also expect an assertive approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults, and applicants to these posts will need to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.

For more information contact: Rachel Turner M: 0791210158 T: 01785 887954 E: rachel.x.turner@cgl.org.uk

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amanda.bancroft@cgl.org.ukPlease complete our equality questionnaire separately.

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